This year Vyborg is celebrating the 620th anniversary of the city status. Old Vyborg has been a thriving multicultural hub for many centuries, combining Swedish, German, Finnish and Russian cultural heritage. The diversity of cultures, together with the intensive commercial development of the city, is reflected in architecture, contributing to the formation of the urban landscape.

This lecture will acquaint the listeners with the picturesque sights of Vyborg and will present many short, sometimes inspiring, sometimes tragic stories that connect Vyborg with other cities of the Baltic region.

Born and raised in Vyborg, Gleb Gomankov strives to present the remarkable heritage of his hometown and show how changing populations and political regimes affect the attitude of residents to the surrounding heritage.

The lecture is in English.